Labor Day closings and resumption of Fall/Winter hours

Happy Labor DayThe library will be closed Saturday, August 30th through Monday, September 1st, in honor of the Labor Day Holiday.

The library will resume Fall/Winter Hours on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Fall/Winter Hours

Monday – 12:30-9:00
Tues – Thurs – 9:30 – 9:00
Fri & Sat – 9:30 – 6:00

Books and Authors Series is back!

Fatal Decision
Our popular Books and Authors Series is back with a great line-up of authors and presenters coming to the Newport Library in September.

September 6th at 2:00 p.m.Terri ArthurFatal Decision: Edith Cavell, WWI Nurse

September 13th at 2:00 p. m.- Dr. Thomas Lee - The Word That Shall Not Be Spoken: Suffering

September 20th at 11:00 a.m. – Scott Helman and Jenna RussellLong Mile Home: Boston Under Attack

September 20th at 2:00 p.m. – Robots in the Operating Room with Dr. Joseph J. Brady

September 27th at 2:00 p.m. – Autism: The Missing Pieces of the Puzzle, a  panel discussion led by Assist. Prof. Stephen J. Sheinkopf

Details for the Books and Authors Series, as well as other author visits, may be found on the library’s Event Calendar.

Storytime Registration for September – October

StorytimesRegistration begins Tuesday, September 9th at 9:30 a.m.

Register for the September / October Storytimes at the library.  Sessions begin the week of September 22nd.
Choose from

  • Tiny Tots
  • Tales for Twos
  • The After Lunch Bunch
  • Pre-school Storytime
  • Books and Crafts.

Details are available on the Kids’ Page.  To register, call the Children’s Department at 847-8720, Ext. 204, or come into the library.

Surviving 9/11 – a Booktalk by Bert Upson

On a Clear Day
Wednesday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m.

Bert Upson, a former Newport resident, will return to discuss his new book, On a Clear Day: An Eyewitness Account and the story of how he escaped from the 78th floor of the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Details are available on the library’s Event Calendar.





Film Series: Hitchcock

Hitchcock returns!

Come join us for another series of classic Alfred Hitchcock films from the early 1950′s.I Confess

All screenings are free and open to the public and begin at 2:30PM. Check our calendar for more info.

Friday, Sept 12 – I Confess  (1953)
Friday, Sept 26 – Dial M for Murder (1954)

Friday, Oct 10 – Rear Window (1954)
Friday, Oct 24 – To Catch a Thief (1955)




New on the eBook Shelf for August

The Book of Life The Kraken Project Murder at Midnight

Check out the 3M Cloud Library- a free source of eBooks.  The Cloud Library is only for those with a Newport Public Library card.

Also check out the Overdrive eZone (which also offers audiobooks and streaming video) for anyone with a card from a Rhode Island public library.